This unit will discuss the doctrines and concepts central to two different, but related traditions: Zen Buddhism and Taoism. It will examine the historical rise and development of these traditions through a critical study of the classics of Bodhidharma, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu and Dogen. The unit also explores the philosophical and the intellectual roots and phases of Zen - from India to China to Japan - and Taoism - from the early Taoists and the recluses to Lao Tzu and on to Chuang Tzu and the Neo-Taoists - and their relations to other traditions such as Indian Mahayana Buddhism and Confucianism, as well as to each other.
|Unit name||Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Semester 22-hr lecture per week and 1-hr tutorial fortnightly over 13-weeks
Launceston delivery is via video link
Tutorial participation (15%); weekly MyLO quizzes (15%); 2000-word essay (35%), 2000-word take-home exam (35%)
MyLO discussion participation (15%); weekly MyLO quizzes (15%); 2000-word essay (35%), 2000-word take-home exam (35%)
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